About CRIW Ignite!

CRIW Ignite! is a research grant funded by the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW). The grant provides up to $10,000 to fund up to five (5) collaborative research projects that advance CRIW’s mission: “To conduct and share research that advances diversity, equity and inclusion at work.”

The 2020 grant application period is now closed. For details on the research projects funded in 2020, please see the grant award announcement.


Successful applications will:

  1. have a faculty member at the Sprott School of Business as Principal Investigator (PI)
  2. include at least two (2) CRIW-affiliated faculty members in the project
  3. engage a graduate student
  4. produce a tangible outcome at the end of 18 months, including but not limited to: a grant proposal, a working paper, a case study, a workshop, a peer-reviewed publication or other knowledge mobilization initiative
  5. bring about practical advances in the area of inclusion at work

Submission guidelines

To apply for a CRIW Ignite! research grant, please submit a project proposal to criw@carleton.ca by March 15th 2020, containing the following:

  • 2-page project summary, including project description, objectives, start date and duration, methodology, and knowledge mobilization plan (if appropriate)
  • list of research team and partners, discussing expertise and complementarity
  • role of graduate student(s) and outcomes of project participation
  • short budget justification
  • deliverables and milestones
  • bibliographic references
  • a copy of all researchers’ CVs


  • Grant recipients are expected to contribute to CRIW’s knowledge-sharing efforts by providing project information for placement on CRIW’s website and for use in other outreach initiatives.
  • A researcher cannot be Principal Investigator in two grants but can be a collaborator in more than one grant.
  • CRIW’s support should be acknowledged in any publications and a copy of the publications should be provided for CRIW’s records.

Budget information

The following costs are ineligible for CRIW grants:

  • research conducted under contract with a public institution, private agency or firm
  • funds for travel, except expenses for data collection related to the project
  • equipment purchases
  • contributions to university overhead
  • hospitality, entertainment and/or honoraria (unless clearly specified as part of a knowledge mobilization or data collection initiative)
  • costs associated with the development of courses
  • costs incurred before the grant is awarded

Important dates

Deadline for applications: March 15th
Award date: April 5th


For more information, please contact CRIW at criw@carleton.ca.

CRIW Ignite! research grant recipients


  • Factors facilitating work integration of immigrants in Canada – Daniel Gulanowski and Greg Sears
  • Pandemic, panic, and precarity: Interviews with international students stranded in Ottawa during COVID-19 – Luciara Nardon and Amrita Hari
  • Cross-sector social partnerships to facilitate operational success of MLSE LaunchPad – Andrew Webb, Francois Brouard and Marika Warner

For details on the research projects funded in 2020, please see the grant award announcement.